Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Warning - Black Ice

Warning - Black Ice. Those were the first words that greeted me as I woke up this morning, poured my first cup of coffee and booted up the computer. Great - something new to dodge on my commute to work.

Turns out I made it to work safely, but not before dodging half a dozen patches of - wheels slip out from under you - bust your fanny - before you can say "ah sugar"- patches of slick blackness. The patches weren't all that large - a car would have zipped across them without even noticing their existence; However - on a bicycle - with 25C wheels - pumped to 100 psi - well that's a different story all together.

Bike commuting - riding in the dark - dodging cars, pot holes, dogs, debris and now black ice - you gotta love it.

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